At the same time as creating the Jazz à Vienne visuals, Angoulême International Comics Festival and Jazz à Vienne have pooled together their thoughts to imagine a creative illustrated concert combining music and comic strip. A live get-together between a cartoonist and a musician to breathe life into a hybrid work. Every year, an original show will be produced, just like the concert performed at the venue Le Manège on 5 July last which centre staged the encounter between Rokia Traoré and Rubén Pellejero. For 2019, this illustrated concert will bring together the musician Christophe Chassol and the Belgian cartoonist Brecht Evens.
Pianist, composer, arranger and musical director, the charismatic and talented Christophe Chassol composes by blending voice, music, sounds and images with highly-innovative audiovisual objects. In March 2014, he took off for Martinique, his family’s birthplace. Once back home, he composed, edited, put together, rehearsed and created the twenty-seven tracks of a West Indian space odyssey. The Martinique illustrated by Big Sun shatters clichés, codes and musical genres. Chassol whisks us off on a strange organized journey.
At 22 years old, immediately after leaving the Saint-Luc art school in Ghent, Brecht Evens published The Wrong Place, his end-of-studies project. The Flemish-born artist, who represents a new generation of young authors, portrays his country and his culture in this first work translated into seven languages and 2011-winner of the Audace Award at the Angoulême International Comics Festival. After The Making Of (2011) and Panther (2014), both featured in the Festival’s Official Selection, he pays tribute to the city of Paris in his latest work, for Vuitton Editions. In addition to his creative art, he works at the Martel Gallery for the press and the world of fashion. He lives and works in Paris
Angoulême: Friday 25 January 2019 at 9pm at the Theatre of Angoulême (€27, booking on theatre-angouleme.org)
Vienne: Sunday 7 July 2019 (booking coming soon on jazzavienne.com)
© Thomas Vanhaute, DR
Previously at Jazz à Vienne